Giuliani meets with fired Ukrainian prosecutor who pushed Biden, 2016 claims: report

President TrumpDonald John TrumpStates slashed 4,400 environmental agency jobs in past decade: study Biden hammers Trump over video of world leaders mocking him Iran building hidden arsenal of short-range ballistic missiles in Iraq: report MORE‘s personal lawyer Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiPoll: 46 percent of voters say Trump’s Ukraine dealings constitute impeachable offense GOP member urges Graham to subpoena Schiff, Biden phone records Giuliani meets with fired Ukrainian prosecutor who pushed Biden, 2016 claims: report MORE met this week with a former Ukrainian prosecutor who made claims about former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenGabbard moves to New Hampshire ahead of primary Biden hammers Trump over video of world leaders mocking him Trump’s legal team huddles with Senate Republicans MORE and the 2016 election that are now central to the House’s impeachment inquiry, The New York Times reported Wednesday. 

The Times reported, citing people familiar, that Giuliani met in Budapest on Tuesday with former Ukrainian prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko, who has made claims about an energy company where Biden’s son Hunter Biden sat on the board. 

Giuliani also reportedly met Wednesday in Kyiv with other former Ukrainian prosecutors including Viktor Shokin and Kostiantyn H. Kulyk.

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The former prosecutors have played a role in pushing damaging claims about Joe Biden, a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine and Ukrainians who spread unflattering information about former Trump campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortGiuliani meets with fired Ukrainian prosecutor who pushed Biden, 2016 claims: report Top State Department official tells senators he has not seen evidence of Ukrainian interference Justice Dept releases another round of summaries from Mueller probe MORE, according to The Times. 

The newspaper reported that Giuliani is using the trip to prepare episodes of a documentary series for conservative TV outlet One America News.  

Giuliani said in a Tuesday tweet that he was “working on an important project” with OAN that is meant to bring people information that has been “covered up” in the House’s impeachment proceedings into Trump. 

Trump’s and Giuliani’s dealings with Ukraine have come under scrutiny as part of the House’s impeachment hearing. On Wednesday, constitutional scholars testified before the House Judiciary Committee as part of the impeachment probe. 

Trump and Giuliani have denied wrongdoing. 

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